|Gotta love a local produce market!|
|Note the young posse member on the left! I feel safer already.|
|Fresh limeade and coconut milk on ice - perfect on this steamy December day!|
|Walk up recharging station for your cell phone!|
|Black Market liquor sold along the streets|
By the time we made it to the actual fresh market, it was mid-morning and a steamy 90+ degrees. The stalls were filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. My senses were filled with bright colors and vibrant smells of pineapple, cilantro, oranges, and peppers. The fish market wasn't so pleasant in the heat of the day, so we shuffled through that section without a second glance. We also opted out of the fresh meat stalls, grabbing only a quick photo to document the sight. When we happened upon the cart full of limes, we relished the citrus smells and bought a bagful for the equivalent of only 50 cents! The people here are very honest and friendly. I figured out that if I just asked for a monetary amount's worth of something, it was easier than asking the price. I'd approach the lady selling red peppers and ask, "para dos mil?," and she would fill my bag accordingly. Once, when I was buying oranges, I picked out six, but the vendor thought I needed a few more to make it worth my money!
|Hmmm... suddenly I feel very vegetarian.|
|Tayrona people of the Sierra Nevada visiting the big city|